Developing the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs

Course Catalog

Course Catalog

The World Academy for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (WAIE)‘s academic course catalog contains a record of courses that young scholars will participate in during their time with WAIE. Also, if you click on the name of each course you will see whether or not the course is offered to non-matriculating guest students and adults.

Below you will see the courses, listed alphabetically, along with their descriptions. In addition, you can access additional information about the departments and the Diploma+ program.

Course Catalog

Departments

Diploma+

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Adventure Based Leadership 7,

The Adventure Based Leadership 7 course is a co-educational experience that provides social-emotional learning opportunities for young scholars of WAIE.

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Adventure Based Leadership 8,

The Adventure Based Leadership 8 course is a co-educational experience that provides social-emotional learning opportunities for young scholars of WAIE.

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African Art History

The African Art History course introduces the art and architecture of Africa, beginning over 8,000 years ago and continuing into the 1990s.

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Algebra 1,

The Algebra 1 course includes recognizing and developing patterns using tables, graphs, and equations.

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Algebra 2, ,

The Algebra 2 course teaches the fundamental skills of mathematics that will be applied to such topics as functions, equations, inequalities, and more.

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Astronomy,

The Astronomy course explores the planets, moon, asteroids, the sun of our solar system, and the stars, black holes, pulsars, and other objects beyond it.

, grade-07 secondary-educationwinter springscience stream
Black Art History

The Black Art History course surveys artworks made by African Americans in the United States and abroad.

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Black Wall Street

The Black Wall Street course focuses on the rise and destruction of Black Wall Street, with a leading review of The Great Migration and Harlem Renaissance.

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Business Communication

The Business Communication course will show young scholars the right way to write memos, letters, and reports.

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Business Ethics

The Business Ethics course focuses on basic ethical viewpoints as a foundation and examines specific characteristics of business life through cases and examples.

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Civics and Economics, ,

The Civics and Economics course is a three-part course that provides a framework for understanding the basic concepts of democracy, practices of government and more.

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Earth Science,

The Earth Science course introduces scientific investigations, methods, observations, and communication along with common tools and methods used for understanding Earth and its environments.

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Environmental Science

The Environmental Science course is an examination of the science of environmental problems, processes, and solutions.

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Ethics and Information Technology

The Ethics and Information Technology course focuses on the ethical dilemmas that exist where human beings, information objects, and social computing technologies interact.

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Ethics and the Media

The Ethics and the Media course equips young scholars with the necessary skills in critical thinking and decision making.

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Financial Literacy and Planning, ,

The Financial Literacy and Planning course imparts the importance of the financial world, including planning and managing money wisely.

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Food and Humans

The Food and Humans course reviews the impact of food on current issues, especially the health and nutrition of people.

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Food Science

The Food Science course covers the fundamental biological, chemical, and physical scientific principles associated with the study of foods.

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Hebrew Exodus, ,

The Hebrew Exodus: Return to the Promised Land course is designed to explore the ancient history of the Hebrews.

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History of Melanated Entrepreneurship

The History of Melanated Entrepreneurship course will center on the history of African-American entrepreneurship, the American civil rights movement, and more.

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History of the Hebrews, ,

The History of the Hebrews course surveys the historical, literary, cultural, and heritage of creation, the covenant made between YHUH and the Hebrews.

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Innovation Ecosystem

The Innovation Ecosystem course equips young scholars with the high-level frameworks and tools necessary to understand innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Intro to Innovation and Entrepreneurship,

The Intro to Innovation and Entrepreneurship course aims to provide young scholars with an understanding of the nature of enterprise and entrepreneurship

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Intro to Marketing

The Intro to Marketing course is designed to provide young scholars with an understanding of the principles of Marketing.

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Language Arts 7, , ,

The Language Arts 7 course teaches young scholars English, Paleo-Hebrew (Abaray), and Arabic over a 12-month period.

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Language Arts 8, , ,

The Language Arts 8 course teaches young scholars English, Paleo-Hebrew (Abaray), and Arabic over a 12-month period.

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Life Planning (A)

The Life Planning (A) course focuses on cultivating positive self-esteem; developing skills to build healthy relationships with family, peers, and community members.

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Math Level 8

The Math Level 8 course prepares young scholars for more advanced study in algebra as scholars to solve linear equations and systems of equations.

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Men of Valor 7 (ABL)

The Men of Valor 7 course is an Adventure Based Leadership (ABL) program focused on providing a safe space for young men to build community and learn.

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Men of Valor 8 (ABL)

The Men of Valor 8 course is an Adventure Based Leadership (ABL) program focused on providing a safe space for young men to build community and learn.

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Nutrition and Wellness

The Nutrition and Wellness course provides an overview of good nutrition principles that are necessary for physical and mental wellness.

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Social Media Marketing

The Social Media Marketing course focuses on the importance for modern businesses to understand the need for a strategic social media presence cannot be understated.

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Studies of Melanated Excellence, ,

The Studies of Melanated Excellence course helps students develop an understanding of the role and contributions of Melanated people.

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Women of Purpose 7 (ABL)

The Women of Purpose 7 course is an Adventure Based Leadership (ABL) program focused on providing a safe space for young men to build community and learn.

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Women of Purpose 8 (ABL)

The Women of Purpose 7 course is an Adventure Based Leadership (ABL) program focused on providing a safe space for young men to build community and learn.

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Writing a Business Plan

The Writing a Business Plan course equips young scholars with the skills needed to create an action plan for their business.

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Departments

Department of Holistic Health

Holistic Health

The Department of Holistic Health consists of both the Food and Nutrition, and the Mental and Physical Wellness curriculum of WAIE. Holistic health is about caring for the whole person — providing for your physical, mental, spiritual, and social needs. It’s rooted in the understanding that all these aspects affect your overall health, and being unwell in one aspect affects you in others.

Food and Nutrition

Food and nutrition are the way that we get fuel, providing energy for our bodies. We need to replace nutrients in our bodies with a new supply every day. Water is an important component of nutrition. Fats, proteins, and carbohydrates are all required. Furthermore, the food and nutrition curriculum provides youth with the understanding of being self-sufficient in meeting their own nutritional needs while also implementing a plant-based lifestyle for prolonged health and prosperity.

Mental and Physical Wellness

Physical fitness and health are essential for a healthy scholar. However, we look at physical fitness as more than athleticism but we look at nutrition, sex education, and naturopathy to improve the outcomes of our community. Furthermore, understanding one’s mental health makes it easier to weather challenges that may come our way. We all face challenges throughout our lives. However, being able to face those challenges with the appropriate tools creates opportunities for young scholars to have better health outcomes when it comes to stress, loss, failure, and much more.

Humanities for World Cultures

Humanities for World Cultures

The Department of Humanities for World Cultures consists of both the Language Arts and the World Cultures curriculum of WAIE. Our educators bring a diversity of styles, methods, and perspectives to the digital learning platform that help build young scholars’ abilities to think critically about the past and understand how the past created the world we live in today.

Language Arts

The language arts curriculum provides a true multidisciplinary immersion as young scholars learn English, Hebrew, and Arabic at the core of all of their courses. Also, they can continue their studies of the different world languages by experiencing Sign Language, Spanish, and more.

World Cultures

The world cultures curriculum decentralizes European thought and history and provides a true scope of world history. Young scholars look at history and culture through the eyes of people from African, Arab, Asian, Austronesian, Hebrew, and North and South American Indigenous communities.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Department of Innovation and Entrepreneurship consists of Business Development, Civics and Economics, Finance and Accounting, and Marketing and Communications curriculum. The courses young scholars take through this area of knowledge allow them to begin building their own entrepreneurial business or supporting a peer in starting one.

Business Development

The business development curriculum provides a focus on both for-profit and nonprofit operations. Business development entails tasks and processes to develop and implement growth opportunities within and between organizations.

Civics and Economics

The civics and economics curriculum examines the roles citizens play in the political, governmental, and economic systems in their country. Young scholars will examine the structure and operation of government at the local, state, and national levels. Furthermore, young scholars explore how people interact with value; in particular, the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services.

Finance and Accounting

The finance and accounting curriculum will examine the measurement, processing, and communication of financial and nonfinancial information about economic entities (such as businesses and corporations) and people. Furthermore, young scholars explore matters regarding the management, creation, and study of money and investments.

Marketing and Communications

The marketing and communications curriculum explores different marketing channels and tools in combination with emphasis placed on ways a business communicates a message to its desired market or the market in general.

STREAM for Environmental Stewardship

STREAM for Environmental Stewardship

The Department of STREAM for Environmental Stewardship consists of Science, Technology, Robotics, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics curriculum. Young scholars are encouraged to be curious, ask questions, discover, and take intellectual risks. Our courses emphasize active, exploratory, and hands-on learning.

Science

The science curriculum is the pursuit and application of knowledge and understanding of the natural and social world following a systematic methodology based on evidence.

Technology

The technology curriculum is the sum of techniques, skills, methods, and processes used in the production of goods or services or in the accomplishment of objectives, such as scientific investigation.

Robotics

The robotics curriculum is an interdisciplinary research area at the interface of computer science and engineering. Robotics involves the design, construction, operation, and use of robots.

Engineering

The engineering curriculum is a branch of science and technology concerned with the design, building, and use of engines, machines, and structures.

Arts

The arts curriculum is the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.

Mathematics

The mathematics curriculum is the study of the abstract science of number, quantity, and space.

Diploma+

Thumbs up graduate at graduation ceremony

The Diploma+ (Diploma Plus) program is designed to be an enhanced diploma that young scholars of the World Academy for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (WAIE) receive. A typical high school diploma signifies that an individual has completed their required secondary/high school education from an accredited institution. WAIE’s Diploma+ program is designed to provide not only the high school diploma young scholars need but also provide certifications and other degrees for the completion of specific academic work conducted during their time with us.

NOTE: WAIE will begin the accreditation review process three months before the school opens and will complete the certification accreditation review before the first graduation of our young scholars.

“The most important thing for any young person to do is to create a life for themselves that balances their mental health and happiness with a sustainable and comfortable income.”

— Duron Jones

What enhanced pathways does WAIE focus on?

WAIE focuses on pathway enhancements that are multifaceted and beneficial to young scholars once they complete their Diploma+ program. We explore pathways that can be applied to either entrepreneurship, workforce, or college so that young scholars have the tools they need to make the decisions they want for their self-defined comfortable life. The pathways we focus on are:

Business
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Environmental Stewardship
Data Analytics